Instructables: exploring - home - homesteading - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:08:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 How I Went Off Grid and Love it! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-Went-Off-Grid-and-Love-It/
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Wed, 18 May 2016 18:19:32 PDT
Chicken Coop Gravity PVC Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Coop-Gravity-PVC-Feeder/
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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:17:12 PST
6.3 kiloWatt Ground Mount Home Solar Array http://www.instructables.com/id/63-KW-Ground-Mount-Home-Solar-Array/
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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:40:58 PST
Solar Thermal Air Heater (on a Shipping Container) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Air-Heater-on-a-Shipping-Container/
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:05:30 PST
Rain Barrel Lawn Sprinkler http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Barrel-Lawn-Sprinkler/
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Tue, 9 Aug 2011 17:23:29 PDT
Rain Barrel and Diverter http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Barrel-and-Diverter/
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Mon, 16 May 2011 22:32:23 PDT
The World's Nicest Outhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/The-World-s-Nicest-Outhouse/
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Sun, 19 Aug 2007 21:04:45 PDT
Building a forced air composting system http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-forced-air-composting-system/
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 21:23:07 PDT
Grow Ten Tons of Organic Vegetables: Leeks, Onions, Potatoes, Broad beans, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sweetcorn, Courgettes & marrows, Sugar beet, Beetroot, Carrots, Swede, Kale, Calebrese & Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, rhubarb & Strawberries http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-Ten-Tons-of-Organic-Vegetables-Leeks-Onions-P/
Grow Ten Tons of Organic Vegetables: Leeks, Onions, Potatoes, Broad beans, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sweetcorn, Courgettes & marrows, Sugar beet, Beetroot, Carrots, Swede, Kale, Calebrese & Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, rhubarb & Strawberries - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/H8N0/ISCBW00P/FRWH8N0ISCBW00P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/H8N0/ISCBW00P/FRWH8N0ISCBW00P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/H8N0/ISCBW00P/FRWH8N0ISCBW00P.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat With the resurgence of small farm scale 'organic' vegetable production actual published useful information is very scarce or non existent. If you read gardening books, they are normally plagiarised from other authors, often by lazy celebrities, who either have no original ideas or just leave it all ...
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Tue, 6 Sep 2016 08:47:02 PDT
Solar Heated Large Scale Dehydrator http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Heated-Large-Scale-Dehydrator/
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:17 PDT
The 'Easy Empty' Composting Toilet Project: Part 1 - Ground Works http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Easy-Empty-Composting-Toilet-Project-Part-1-Gr/
The 'Easy Empty' Composting Toilet Project: Part 1 - Ground Works - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/FC97/IOKNB2GU/FGWFC97IOKNB2GU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/FC97/IOKNB2GU/FGWFC97IOKNB2GU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/FC97/IOKNB2GU/FGWFC97IOKNB2GU.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Ever since the invention of the flushing toilet in 1596, the human race has been recklessly wasting a hugely important resource and contaminating our oceans with the same. Now, at last, the technology is available for each and everyone of us to compost our faeces and get them transported to our loca...
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Tue, 24 May 2016 12:15:06 PDT
How to Stack and Ventilate Firewood with Pallet Wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Stack-Firewood-With-Pallet-Wrap/
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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 02:36:31 PDT
Wood Splitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Splitter/
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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 20:51:27 PDT
Easy Rain Barrel http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Rain-Barrel/
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Fri, 27 Mar 2009 18:59:48 PDT
compost tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/compost-tumbler-1/
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Fri, 22 May 2009 07:27:28 PDT
The 'Easy Empty' Composting Toilet Project: Part 2 - Superstructure http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Easy-Empty-Composting-Toilet-Project-Part-2-Su/
The 'Easy Empty' Composting Toilet Project: Part 2 - Superstructure - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/7156/IPVH9DUZ/F227156IPVH9DUZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/7156/IPVH9DUZ/F227156IPVH9DUZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/7156/IPVH9DUZ/F227156IPVH9DUZ.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat A 'shed on stilts', our faeces are dropped from a great height straight into huge portable plastic IBC tanks which can be shifted around underneath the superstructure and then transported by fork lift trucks, tractors etc. and used for growing specific fruit/vegetables.Since building this structure,...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:10:40 PDT
Multi-Layer Vermiculture Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Layer-Vermiculture-Bin/
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Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:28:12 PDT
Compost Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost-Tumbler/
Compost Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/66BG/F8MM9QSA/FFO66BGF8MM9QSA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/66BG/F8MM9QSA/FFO66BGF8MM9QSA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/66BG/F8MM9QSA/FFO66BGF8MM9QSA.SMALL.jpg Tocsin I'd been looking at these fancy schmancy compost tumblers online as I'd gotten tired of turning my compost pile. There were 2 big detractions from these prepackaged tumblers; 1- too expensive for my penny pinching ways, and 2- they all sat way up in the air making it quite difficult to rake and sho...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2007 07:18:01 PST
Making Compost Tea http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Compost-Tea/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:14:38 PDT
Terracotta home composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Terracotta-home-composter/
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Mon, 17 May 2010 05:31:14 PDT
Honey Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Honey-Extractor/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:33:19 PST
5 dollar, 1/2 hour Worm Composting Bin(s) http://www.instructables.com/id/5-dollar-12-hour-Worm-Composting-Bins/
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Tue, 18 Jul 2006 17:53:11 PDT
Quick made hand cranked compost shredder http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-made-hand-cranked-compost-shredder/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:16:46 PDT
Trommel Compost Sifter http://www.instructables.com/id/Trommel-Compost-Sifter/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:29:00 PDT
Make a Compost Bin From a Wheelie Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Compost-Bin-From-a-Wheelie-Bin/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2009 08:03:58 PDT
Worm Cafe - Compost with earthworms right in your garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Worm-Cafe-Compost-with-earthworms-right-in-your/
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Tue, 25 May 2010 20:12:54 PDT
How to design your tiny house or gispy wagon http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Design-Your-Tiny-House-or-Gispy-Wagon/
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:46:34 PST
Arduino Controlled Beehive Fumigator / Air Freshener http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Air-Freshener-Beehive-Fumigator/
Arduino Controlled Beehive Fumigator / Air Freshener - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/9E04/IJ5U0MO1/FCC9E04IJ5U0MO1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/9E04/IJ5U0MO1/FCC9E04IJ5U0MO1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/9E04/IJ5U0MO1/FCC9E04IJ5U0MO1.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Within the relative chaos of my domestic arrangements, I have one small oasis of perfect order. One thing that I can call 'organised' and 'fully functional'. One thing that I can touch and know that it is reliable and ready for action at a moments notice - and that is my wonderful home made Hackable...
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Fri, 8 Jan 2016 11:39:33 PST
Building a Simple Barrel Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Simple-Barrel-Stove/
Building a Simple Barrel Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/U1J4/IHP6QG0M/FS2U1J4IHP6QG0M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/U1J4/IHP6QG0M/FS2U1J4IHP6QG0M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/U1J4/IHP6QG0M/FS2U1J4IHP6QG0M.SMALL.jpg sslfamilydad In this instructable I will show you how to make a very simple and inexpensive wood burning stove from a 55 gallon steel drum. This can be used in a garage, pole barn, workshop, cottage, cabin, or home for heat throughout the winter or a pool heater with a simple conversion. Step 1 - Gathering Com...
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Wed, 2 Dec 2015 13:56:45 PST
BICITRACTOR B300 (POC21 Version, wait for the next Version in february if you want to build one) http://www.instructables.com/id/BICITRACTOR-B300-POC21-Version/
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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:03:56 PST
Creating a low budget composting toilet http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-low-budget-composting-toilet/
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 06:04:06 PDT
Make your own lye http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-lye-1/
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:21:22 PDT
How to turn a old 4x2 (2x4) into a piece of fine woodworking http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-a-old-4x2-2x4-into-a-piece-of-fine-woo/
How to turn a old 4x2 (2x4) into a piece of fine woodworking - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/Y23O/IC6ICAXN/F3XY23OIC6ICAXN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/Y23O/IC6ICAXN/F3XY23OIC6ICAXN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/Y23O/IC6ICAXN/F3XY23OIC6ICAXN.SMALL.jpg Regan Leatch How to create a simple wooden bowl from a construction grade 4x2 (2x4) Getting the 4x2 Here is the piece of 2x4 i used it had some holes in it which i tried to avoid and i pit glue in the cracks when gluing up so they were not visible when the bowl was finished. Cutting and glueing up blank Fi...
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 05:30:55 PDT
Building a Sectional Rabbit Hutch http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Sectional-Rabbit-Hutch/
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Sun, 31 May 2015 14:53:39 PDT
Rain Water Filter and Diverter http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Water-Filter-and-Diverter/
Rain Water Filter and Diverter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/AX63/IABO2A9L/FVMAX63IABO2A9L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/AX63/IABO2A9L/FVMAX63IABO2A9L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/AX63/IABO2A9L/FVMAX63IABO2A9L.SMALL.jpg dtsunekawa We have a number of rain barrels and 275gal totes that we have acquired in various ways. We needed a way to filter the water coming from the rain gutters before storing it in the totes (we figured they would be hard to clean out later). I also wanted a way to divert water into multiple barrels so th...
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Sat, 30 May 2015 17:03:31 PDT
Roughneck Rain Barrel http://www.instructables.com/id/Roughneck-Rain-Barrel/
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Mon, 17 May 2010 18:10:45 PDT
Compost Tea for Hydroponics and More... http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost-Tea-for-Hydroponics-and-More/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 11:02:22 PDT
Start A Back Yard Honey Bee Hive http://www.instructables.com/id/Start-A-Back-Yard-Honey-Bee-Hive/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:29:21 PDT
How-To: Customize Your Compost Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Customize-Your-Compost-Bin/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:06:07 PDT
Rotating Bin Composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotating-Bin-Composter/
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:57:46 PDT
My Composting Toilet http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Composting-Toilet/
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:51:26 PDT
Rendering Beeswax http://www.instructables.com/id/Rendering-beeswax/
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By: JenniferBerry

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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:15:36 PST
Beehive Wrap Up Cocoon with Environmental Monitoring http://www.instructables.com/id/Beehive-Wrap-Up-Cocoon-with-Environmental-Monitori/
Beehive Wrap Up Cocoon with Environmental Monitoring - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/7EWX/I1QXSR92/F1A7EWXI1QXSR92.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/7EWX/I1QXSR92/F1A7EWXI1QXSR92.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/7EWX/I1QXSR92/F1A7EWXI1QXSR92.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Some might say I am slightly obsessive about beehive insulation for the winter, but I am only guided by other beekeeper's experiences in my neighbourhood. Two years ago people were losing 2/3 of their bees due to the cold and they're still not insulating their hives. Now, I have come up with a third...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:21:08 PDT
Collecting a Bee Swarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Collecting-a-Bee-Swarm/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:44:25 PDT
Bellows Bee Smoker For The Home Apiarist http://www.instructables.com/id/Bellows-Bee-Smoker-For-The-Home-Apiarist/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:21:12 PDT
$2 DIY compost thermometer build http://www.instructables.com/id/2-DIY-compost-thermometer-build/
$2 DIY compost thermometer build - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/BKGC/HZIH7Z5W/FYYBKGCHZIH7Z5W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/BKGC/HZIH7Z5W/FYYBKGCHZIH7Z5W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/BKGC/HZIH7Z5W/FYYBKGCHZIH7Z5W.SMALL.jpg afraser-kruck Here are some basic instructions on how to build a $2 compost thermometer using readily available supplies. It looks crappy (in a good rustic kind of way), but works great and uses few materials.You really don't need to read this... I like this design because it's pretty functional, reaches the corr...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:43:03 PDT
Make a Bee Vacuum that Really Sucks http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Bee-Vacuum-that-Really-Sucks/
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By: JenniferBerry

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:55:50 PDT
Sugar Coated Honey Bees -or- How To Test for Varroa Mites http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugar-Coated-Honey-Bees-or-How-To-Test-for-Varroa-/
Sugar Coated Honey Bees -or- How To Test for Varroa Mites - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/VS75/HY0RI3SO/FY6VS75HY0RI3SO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/VS75/HY0RI3SO/FY6VS75HY0RI3SO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/VS75/HY0RI3SO/FY6VS75HY0RI3SO.SMALL.jpg JenniferBerry Colony Collapse Disorder got you down? You can wave your arms in the air, share tear drop text emoticons with your friends about how much you loved your dead bees, hashtag your disappointment, blame it on pesticides, but whatever you do, DON'T do a sugar roll test when your replacement hive starts...
By: JenniferBerry

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:29:18 PDT
Hydro Hive http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydro-Hive-1/
Hydro Hive - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F94/AD2Q/I0HYS1KK/F94AD2QI0HYS1KK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F94/AD2Q/I0HYS1KK/F94AD2QI0HYS1KK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F94/AD2Q/I0HYS1KK/F94AD2QI0HYS1KK.SMALL.jpg Dylan Larsen I have lived in the woods my entire life and have enjoyed nature all around. I have seen so many bees that have died in buckets, water puddles, and anything that has collected water that they were trying to get to. This is something that I have come up with on my 3D printer to help out some. CAD D...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:08:11 PDT
bee hostel http://www.instructables.com/id/bee-hostel/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:48:47 PDT